November 15, 2019

Formal complaint: Report writing and arrest requirement for assaultive offenses

Complainant alleges that when officers responded to a disturbance involving the complainant's daughter and the daughter's boyfriend, they allowed the boyfriend to enter the residence, close the door, and physically assault the daughter after they arrived on scene. Additionally, the complainant alleges no action was taken when the daughter informed officers she had just been assaulted. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.

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The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. NOTICE OF FORMAL COMPLAINT November 15, 2019 ICMS #: 2019 - 1191 Complaint: Officers were dispatched to a disturbance that involved the complainant’s daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend. The complainant and her daughter requested that officers remove the boyfriend from the apartment. The complainant is alleging that officers allowed the boyfriend to enter the residence, close the door, and physically assaulted her daughter after they arrived on scene. Additionally, no action was taken when the daughter informed officers she had just been assaulted. Additional information: The complainant contacted the OPO after speaking with a supervisor. Administrative Policy to Review: 402.2.2 Report writing (a) All reports shall accurately reflect: 2. All pertinent information see, heard, or assimilated by any other sense. 418.2.1 Arrest requirement for assaultive offenses (a) Officers are required to make an arrest for incidents involving family violence when: 1. An assault has occurred that resulted in a minimum of bodily injury or complaint of pain; or where an officer can articulate facts from which a reasonable person could infer that the victim would have felt pain due to: Recommended Classification: The OPO is permitted to make a preliminary recommendation on the classification of administrative cases. The OPO recommends that this allegation receive a B classification.
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